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Natural Awakenings Central Florida / Orlando

Letter from the Publisher December 2019

Dec 01, 2019 12:01AM ● By Margaret Mary Jones
Welcome to our December edition. It’s hard to believe another year is wrapping up…where does the time go? In the spirit of the season, we rightly turn our attention to metaphysical matters, most notably Linda Sechrist’s uplifting feature, “The Emerging Power of ‘We’: Awakening to the Evolution of Community.” Here you will find a compelling argument that collective wisdom, collaborative change and the need to evolve from a culture of “me” to a culture of “we” may be the key to addressing the major challenges that confront humankind.

As the Publisher since year 2000, I am motivated to bring our Central Florida / Greater Ourlando community together. I prefer the description: OurLando. There are countless ways for you to expand into the “We.” Do you have a spiritual group, a fitness group, perhaps a community garden in your neighborhood? See pages 14-15 for ways to bring people together for a higher purpose. Our calendar section pp 22-27 offers many group events, too.

This month’s Wise Words also takes us on a spiritual journey with the story of Mary Neal, an orthopedic surgeon and author of 7 Lessons from Heaven: How Dying Taught Me to Live a Joy-Filled Life, who shares her account of a Near-Death Experience in which she believes she penetrated the veil dividing the physical and spiritual worlds. Her life-altering experience prompted her to pay more attention to those things that are truly important: faith, family and relationships with others.

As always, we explore the pursuit of healthy living with remarkable articles detailing the many benefits of Salt Therapy: a Multi-Purpose Healer (pp. 12-13) and the importance of maintaining strong skeletal integrity in Beyond Calcium: Full-Spectrum Bone Health (pp 16-17). Our pets deserve optimal health and fun, too. Learn how to incorporate safe and eco-smart toys for our four-legged family members (pp20-21).

Wishing you all a joyful holiday season—and as I always preach:

Feel Good • Live Simply • Laugh More